Does the mail use edge/data plan?

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Skeletor

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Sep 12, 2007
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I'm thinking the answer to this question is yet, but I wanted to ask to be sure. Does the iPhone use the data/edge plan to check and download emails using the built in mail software?

I'm thinking eventhough a person would connect to a WiFi signal, the phone still uses the data plan to check emails. If this is true, it just seems like it's a silly idea since the signal strength could be poor where you are, but you could still have a good WiFi connection. I don't know why they would not have the mail software use a wifi connection if it was available. (if it works like I'm thinking ... not positive)
 

JKD

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Aug 16, 2007
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I'm thinking the answer to this question is yet, but I wanted to ask to be sure. Does the iPhone use the data/edge plan to check and download emails using the built in mail software?

I'm thinking eventhough a person would connect to a WiFi signal, the phone still uses the data plan to check emails. If this is true, it just seems like it's a silly idea since the signal strength could be poor where you are, but you could still have a good WiFi connection. I don't know why they would not have the mail software use a wifi connection if it was available. (if it works like I'm thinking ... not positive)
Mail uses WiFi when connected to WiFi and EDGE when connected to EDGE
 

rrjr80

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Jul 3, 2007
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This was my guess as well, but are we certain of this? I'm going to be doing some tests on my home LAN with a sniffer just be sure...
I am personally certain of this because I have poor cellular reception in my home. When I have absolutely no cellular cignal and the Edge symbol is missing, I can still check my e-mail using my home wi-fi connection. My phone downloads the e-mail very quickly and I know that it switched to Wi-Fi since Edge was unavailable.
 

adseguy

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Jul 1, 2007
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I am personally certain of this because I have poor cellular reception in my home. When I have absolutely no cellular cignal and the Edge symbol is missing, I can still check my e-mail using my home wi-fi connection. My phone downloads the e-mail very quickly and I know that it switched to Wi-Fi since Edge was unavailable.
+1 email is internet based like most stuff on iPhone so WiFi can take care of it unlike voicemail.